In case you haven't seen this elsewhere;
Call for Papers
Open Source Developers' Conference 2008
2nd - 5th December 2008, Sydney, Australia
The Open Source Developers' Conference 2008 is a conference run by open source developers, for developers and business people. It covers numerous programming languages across a range of operating systems, and related topics such as business processes, licensing, and strategy. Talks vary from introductory pieces through to the deeply technical. It is a great opportunity to meet, share, and learn with like-minded individuals.
This year, the conference will be held in Sydney, Australia during the first week of December (2nd - 5th). If you are an Open Source maintainer, developer or user, the organising committee would encourage you to submit a talk proposal on open source tools, solutions, languages or technologies you are working with.
For more details and to submit your proposal(s), goto: http://osdc.com.au/2008/papers/cfp.html
If you have any questions or require assistance with your submission, please don't hesitate to ask!
We recognise the importance of Open Source in providing a medium for collaboration between individuals, researchers, business and government. In recognition of this and ensure a high standard of presentations, we intend to peer-review all submitted papers.
OSDC 2008 Sydney (Australia) - Key Program Dates:
30 Jun - Initial proposals (short abstract) due
21 Jul - Proposal acceptance
15 Sep - Accepted paper submissions
13 Oct - Reviews completed
27 Oct - Final paper submission cutoff
For all information, contacts and updates, see the OSDC conference web site at http://osdc.com.au/2008/
Also if you are interested in sponsoring, please see: http://www.osdc.com.au/2008/sponsors/opportunities.html